Monday, May 07, 2012
You know when we make up our minds to do something, we sometimes tend to procrastinate about it. We have good intentions and even go so far as to write down goals and plans on how we will do it and what we plan to end up with. I have a project book that a friend made me for Christmas. At first I wrote down the different projects I was going to do this year..Strangely I have trouble following through on these projects. I have always had ADHD from the time I was a kid. Back then parents just dealt with their wiggly kids and I can remembering mother being strict about instilling in me to sit still and concentrate and complete things. My mind tends to work 90 miles an hour at times. I am creative by nature and sometimes my mind gets away from me. So last night I picked up this project journal..I have managed to complete one of the projects I had planned to do this year...since then my ideas have changed and so therefore I have different projects. One thing my mom taught me was to finish something I started. It has carried through my entire life. When I was teaching children, I tried to instill the same into them. Other jobs I had over a lifetime I would get frustrated with when the bosses would load me down. I have this thing about me that I cannot start a new project until the one I'm working on is complete. I can multi-task but really don't like to. As a retired person now...I still have the ADHD and all of you probably have read the joke about the old persons' ADHD and how they lose their keys and things in each room stop them and they have several things going at once. I guess my momma's training has helped me there as I rarely have the problem of that happening. I have learned to keep my keys in my purse. I open and sort my mail as soon as I get it, etc. But sometimes when cleaning house I find myself doing the ADHD thng when things catch my attention.
But getting back to Once Begun....that is so true at least for me...Once I begin something, then I have this driving force to make me finish it before I start something new. Be it art work, stitching, figuring bills, etc...And so the same with starting back here on Sparkpeople. Once I began it then it is half done...And I'm applying what my mom taught me and finishing it and maintaining it. At least with God's help!!!